Don't know if any of you knows... Recently, the Singapore government deported and even sent several chinese nationals to jail for striking. Well, the story goes something like several bus drivers from China were dissatisfied with their pay. They were only receiving $1000 per MONTH. They felt they were paid unequally because other foreigners, for instance Malaysian workers, were paid a little higher than them and with a few more benefits. Their dormitories were in horrible condition. So they gathered about 177 other bus drivers and strike - refusing to turn up for work and demanding better pay and incentives. According to the media, the transportation company (state-controlled) agreed to their terms. It was a mere $50-100 pay increment, and several small benefits. But even before it was rolled out, 5 were sent to imprisonment for up to 6-weeks. Another 29 were deported back and never allowed to come back. The agreement was hold off (in my opinion, it will be declined and forever forgotten). Now, I'm not criticizing my government or anything... and neither do I want to discuss politics because as we all know, politics IS dirty and will forever be. But it's truly sad to see this happening. I mean, just imagine... you're an immigrant from a developing country wanting to find a job. It took so much paperwork to get to the country you wish to work. And for China it's way worst. I've heard you need to "Bribe" your way to get all the paperwork done or at least have a connection to an official, if not your application will take eons. So you're finally in the country you wanted and you need to work to pay off the debt for getting here, and you know you have a starving family to feed back home. You're separated from your family to work elsewhere; you're feeling lonely and missing your family. Working conditions are terrible. You are despised by others, especially the citizens of THAT country (very true in Singapore, believe me). You striked for better working conditions. Instead, you get imprisoned or even deported back to your country and never to return. Damn, that's hard. "Which side of the table do you wish to be on?" In conclusion: Better to be rich than poor. Now get your ass back to work and take action. Because if you're in the labor market, you MIGHT suffer the same fate - your fate is being controlled by others.